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Sunday & Monday Events Dec. 6, 2014

December 5, 2014

Sunday • 2 p.m., Christmas at the Carriage House, Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and active military • 3-6 p.m., Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house, 400 Clarendon Ave., $2 per person, children free • 4-7 p.m., Community Holiday Dinner, Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 6, 2014

Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ to focus on holiday stress SHERIDAN — Holiday stress will be the next topic featured as part of the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars.” Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will discuss holiday stress in the seminar co-sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are Read More

Generals beat All-Stars 103-62

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Generals battled the Wyoming All-Stars for the second time this season Friday night, and the results were almost identical to what they were two weeks ago when they beat the All-Stars 110-69. Although the Wyoming All-Stars roster was a makeshift and completely gutted one, the new guys still couldn’t keep up Read More

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 6, 2014

• A ride to the foot of the Bighorns, Thursday, Dec. 11. An annual destination: The Brinton Museum Art Gallery! Join us for the Gallery’s 24th Annual Holiday Show “Variety of Visions”. Lunch at the Big Horn Woman’s Club for Christmas bingo. The suggested contribution for registered individuals for transportation, the museum and lunch is Read More

Center Stage: Jackson area elk hunting in 1950

Bob Huff grew up in Upton. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. In the fall of 1950, I was invited to go elk hunting with a couple of married men. Neil Thompson Read More

A wish that generations will know

By  Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — His wish is that school teachers would teach their students about the importance of the day that brought the United States into World War II. His wish comes from his personal involvement. Tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 7 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American Read More

Summit Award Winner: Marissa Hegy

Academics for All is proud to honor Marissa Hegy , the daughter of Jill Hegy and Joseph and Jessica Hegy, with this week’s Summit Award. Hegy maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP United States history, AP statistics, AP psychology, Read More

Gifts from the heart: Great gift ideas that won’t break the bank

SHERIDAN — Simply because it is the season of giving does not mean it must be the season of spending. The old saying “It’s the thought that counts” is especially true for many people when it comes to gifts, and homemade gifts are sure to be a hit this Christmas. Instead of shopping with your Read More

Audubon Society seeks volunteers for annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 14

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn Audubon Society has invited area residents to participate in Sheridan’s annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 14. This year will mark the 115th year the National Audubon Society has organized the counts, in which volunteers from around the country count as many birds as they can in a single eight-hour day. Read More

Wesleyan church to host Miss Merry Christmas pageant

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Wesleyan Church in Sheridan will play host to the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant next weekend. On Dec. 13, Wyoming girls between the ages of 0 and 15 will compete in six age divisions. Attendance to the event is free and open to the public, though the entry deadline was Nov. 28. Read More

UMC cookie, candy sale to be held Dec. 13

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Church will host a cookie and candy sale Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ladies of the church do the baking, and invite members of the community to do the buying and the eating. The sale will feature more than 1,000 homemade cookies and candies, including gluten-free Read More

Story School Christmas concert to be held Dec. 16

STORY — The kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Story School will perform a Christmas concert Dec. 16. The performance will include a variety of traditional and newer holiday songs. Prior to the concert, the school will also host a meet-and-greet, providing a chance for community members to mingle with teachers and students. The meet-and-greet will Read More

Train locomotive catches fire

PARKMAN — The Tongue River Fire Protection District and Dayton Volunteer Fire Department responded Thursday morning to a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive fire on the Parkman hill. Matt Jones, BNSF regional director of public affairs for Montana and Wyoming, confirmed that the train was carrying grain and was approximately 110 cars long. The train Read More

‘We the People’ team preps for state qualifier

SHERIDAN — Students in the Advanced Placement Government class at Sheridan High School are once again preparing to compete in the annual “We the People” competition, brushing up on their constitutional knowledge and warming their political chops. Thursday night the group staged a dress rehearsal in the Inner Circle at Fulmer Public Library to give Read More

City officials say storage hasn’t caused soil, vegetation issues

SHERIDAN — Every winter piles of snow rise up like white volcanoes in parks and parking lots around Sheridan, growing wider and taller as the season wears on and more white stuff is scraped off the roads. Already this year — with 13,920 cubic yards of snow cleared from just the downtown and priority one Read More

Lawyers testy in pretrial conference for fraud case

SHERIDAN — A long pretrial conference before 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn ended with the scheduling of another pretrial conference in the fraud case of a woman accused of fixing tips on customers’ receipts to charge them more than they had authorized. Miranda Mraz was fired in June from the Firewater Grill where Read More

Men accused of poaching may claim tribal rights defense

SHERIDAN — Two of three men cited for poaching had a status hearing Thursday before Judge Shelley Cundiff in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Ronnie Fisher and Clayvin Herrera were cited in October in connection with three elk killed in January near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn Mountains. Colton Herrera was cited as well, but has Read More

Goodfellow Fund efforts kick off

The annual Goodfellow Fund kicked off Wednesday at The Sheridan Press with a donation of $500. The Press founded the fund in 1958 to benefit the local Salvation Army. Since then, more than $300,000 has been raised to buy food, clothing, toys through the local Salvation Army. The Bank of the West is a partner Read More

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from the Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Wagner’s ‘Die Meistersinger Con Nurnberg’” on Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s Read More

K-Life to host community open house Tues.

SHERIDAN — K-Life will host a community open house Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. K-Life is a Christian youth organization that aims to transform lives through relationships and Christian principles. The open house is being held to give parents an opportunity to learn how their kids can get involved. Light refreshments Read More

Children’s, youth chorales to present concert at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s Children’s and Youth Chorales will perform a Christmas concert Wednesday at the WYO Theater. The group is comprised of kids between the ages of 8 and 14. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, seniors and active military and $3 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased Read More

UMC Bell Choir to perform Sunday

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Bell Choir will offer three performances on Sunday. The Bell Choir will offer a worship of Christmas praise at 9:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. At 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. they will perform at the Trail End State Historic Site as part of that organization’s holiday open house. The Read More

Getting ‘inn’ the spirit

December 4, 2014

Community holiday dinner, Festival of Trees this weekend

SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving and the Christmas Stroll successfully completed, the 2014 holiday season is in full swing, and this weekend two annual holiday favorites in Sheridan will return. On Sunday, all Sheridan area residents are invited to the 24th annual Community Holiday Dinner for free food, entertainment and visits with Santa. The next day, Read More

Dayton Town Council move closer to filling vacant seat

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council unanimously approved on second reading Wednesday an ordinance outlining the rules and regulations to fill a vacant council seat. The November general election caused a vacancy on the Council come January, which hasn’t happened in more than 20 years. The ordinance was based on the city of Sheridan’s Read More

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